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Friday, February 08, 2008

Spring Workshop Series planned for 2008

The Hampden Community Archaeology Project (HCAP) announces its Spring 2008 series in public history and archaeology. Following hot on the heels of our January oral history workshop comes a series of three workshops designed to educate and foster discussion about Hampden’s rich heritage. The first workshop will focus on the ongoing archaeological project, with a brief lecture and slide show depicting the project’s ongoing activities. The second workshop will consist of a “Historic Hampden” walking tour, to be held in conjunction with Maryland Archaeology Month. The spring series will culminate with a workshop hosted by noted Hampden scholar and industrial archaeologist, Mr. John McGrain. Mr. McGrain will discuss his many years as a researcher of Hampden and Baltimore history. All workshops are free of charge and open to the public.

Workshop I:
Hampden Community Archaeology: What We Found and What We’re Finding Out

Presenter: David Gadsby, HCAP co-director
Location: Roosevelt Recreation Center Auditorium
1121 W. 36th Street

Date: Thursday, March 13, 2008, 7:00p.m.

Gadsby will present a brief talk and slide show on the nearly three years of excavations at five Hampden sites. Discussion to follow, light refreshments to be served

Workshop II:
Walking Tour: Historic and Industrial Hampden

Presenter: David Gadsby
Location: Meet in front of the Roosevelt Rec. Center
1121 W. 36th Street
Date: Saturday, April 19, 2008, 11:00 A.M.

April is Maryland Archaeology Month. Celebrate by taking a one-hour walking tour of Hampden’s historic landscape. Bring comfy walking shoes and be ready to some fairly long distances. Rain or shine, and bring your own refreshment.

Workshop III:
Researching Hampden’s Industrial History
Presenter: John McGrain
Location: Roosevelt Recreation Center Auditorium
1121 W. 36th Street
Date: May 22, 2008, 7:00 PM

John McGrain has spent many years researching the history of Hampden and its industrial past. He will present a brief talk on his research, and then lead discussion.

More to come - stay tuned.


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